Brad Ciociola of Stack's Bowers penned a blog article May 31, 2017 about a great collection of Confederate States of America paper money being offered in their upcoming ANA sale.
A remarkable type collection of Confederate paper money, assembled by a husband and wife over the more than 50 years, will be featured in the Stack's Bowers Galleries Official U.S. Currency
Auction of the ANA World's Fair of Money this August in Denver, CO.
"The Cleo Collection is truly an exceptional collection of Confederate paper money that was assembled with great care and patience," remarked Stack's Bowers currency specialist Brad
Ciociola. "Each note in the collection was added with an eye for ideal cut and paper quality and excellent visual appeal."
There are a number of notes in the core 72-note type set that are either the single finest graded by both PMG and PCGS or are the finest graded by each respective service. The collection was
started in the 1950s when high quality notes were more available. Notes in the collection were sourced from some of the top names in Confederate Currency such as Grover Criswell, Dr. Douglas Ball and
Hugh Shull. The collection was continually added to and upgraded until recently when it became apparent that significant improvement was improbable and the decision was made to allow the notes to be
appreciated by a new generation of collectors.
"There have been a number of great Confederate collections assembled over the years but few have been curated with such a keen eye for quality" says Ciociola. "The core type set is
the finest I've ever seen when taken as a whole."
While many Confederate type notes are common, there are quite a number of very scarce and rare types, and assembling a complete collection in top condition is indeed quite a feat.
Congratulations to the consignors for their diligence and patience over all these years. -Editor
To read the complete article, see:
Exceptional “Cleo Collection of Confederate Paper Money” to be Featured in Stack’s Bowers ANA Currency Auction
Wayne Homren, Editor
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